Yesterday, I posted on Letting Go of Stuff. I have received many wise words in the comments section of my blog, and want to make sure that you’ve had a chance to read and be encouraged by these ladies:
“I have been doing very well in recent years – at getting rid of things. I started when God told me to cull my books the first time, and the second culling was much easier. A lot of curriculum went in both of those cullings, and the liberty I felt at getting rid of things I really didn’t need led me to get rid of more, even a piece of antique furniture I’d been hanging onto for way too long.
“I tell myself if I am serious about giving my children real learning experiences then I don’t need these particular books and workbooks for that “one day” that I am sure will never come. By the way, that “one day” hasn’t come to our family in 7 years! “Belinda
“Every August our church sponsors a huge “shopping spree” for the seminary we are closely associated with. They take donations from our church members and then set it all up in our gym and let the seminary students and their families come in and “shop” with special money we give them. They pick out whatever they want or need.Robyx5
I have struggled with releasing some of my stuff, but I realized these students come here without a lot of things, and of course they can’t afford to buy all they need. I’ve heard their testimonies of how God supplied just what they needed through these yearly shopping sprees. They look forward to it, and I have begun to look for things that I no longer use or need to bring them a blessing.”
I hope you are further encouraged to let go of a few extra things lying around the house! I know I am motivated by the words of these ladies!
Maybe I don’t need 12 Phillips screwdrivers after all…
by Lori Seaborg